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Old Aug 16th, 2014, 02:24 PM
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Which Cooper, and which suspension (stock/koni ), for ride quality? (forum c2s)

I posted the below question about how several different Coopers compare in several sub-forums. The most helpful discussion so far is in the 2nd generation (R56) standard Cooper forum. See the link below.
Im in the market for a Cooper hatchback. Every cooper Ive ever tried has too harsh a ride, so my initial guess is I should go for the 2nd generation, base Cooper (not the Cooper S) with 15 wheels and without runflats. But I would rather like something faster. And I prefer the 1st generation. So I started looking on the forum, and learned that (1) Koni FSDs are a big improvement, (2) the JCW suspension is actually softer than the normal suspension because its designed for big wheels, so if I use smaller wheels , but (3) the 2nd generation Cooper S cannot use 15 wheels. Mostly good, but it leaves me with some questions:

Cooper vs Cooper S, and gen 1 vs gen 2: If one uses the FSD dampers and 16 wheels on all four of these cars, does one end up with the same ride quality, or do the Ss and/or gen 1 cars have stiffer springs or other components?

And how would the gen 2 Cooper S on 16s compare to the others on 15s?

What about the JCWs on the smallest possible wheels? How would the gen 1 JCW (on 16s) and the gen 2 JCW (on 17s) compare to the above?

(I know that the gen 2 cars were available with optional sport suspensions. In this case (and in all other cases) I am of course only interested in the cars with the least stiff option. P.S. I know there was a sport suspension + (SS+) option. Were there 2 other choices (normal and sport suspension (SS)) or just one?)

Thanks for any insight into this!!!

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Old Aug 17th, 2014, 04:59 PM
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My question has received some very helpful replies in the R56 (2nd generation) Cooper forum. Here's the link:

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